Hollands, Rigbys and Talbots

Started by: peter kerr (2)

I'm related to the above who were all living in Upholland in the second half of the nineteenth century. Many were my grandma's cousins, but we've lost all contact. Is anyone out there related to Hollands of Upholland, Rigbys or Talbots? I know there were several famiies of each so it may not be easy to find mine. I've got a family tree!
Many thanks!
Peter Kerr

Started: 11th Nov 2006 at 11:33

Posted by: susie q (1676) 

My Brother and I are decendants of the Hollands of Upholland and for the last twelve months have been researching our Family Tree.We have traced back to 1575 so far.If you go on to the Web Site Family and type in the name of your Great Grandfather if you have is name you can begin to go back from there. As we live in Wigan which is not too far from Up Holland we have been able to do some research at the History Shop here which has been very interesting. If I can be of any help to you please keep in contact. Good Luck

Replied: 11th Nov 2006 at 14:01

Posted by: reddi8 (1107)

I know one of the Hollands and will ask him for information

Replied: 11th Nov 2006 at 19:46

Posted by: peter kerr (2)

My Great Grandfather John Holland was born in Upholland in 1850 and died in Wigan in 1901. He married Ellen Rigby, also born in Upholland, in about 1871 and their youngest child, Beatrice Holland, was my grandma. She went on to marry into the Preston bookselling family of Halewood, who still have shops in Friargate today.
John Holland's parents were Thomas and Elizabeth Holland, who were born in about 1815. This is as far back as I have gone so far. My mother and grandma were always proud to call themselves Lancashire Hollands, from Upholland, and I'm hoping to trace them further back. At the time of the 1841 census I think there were several families of Holland in Upholland and I feel sure they must all be connected somehow.

Replied: 11th Nov 2006 at 22:12


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